Result
Specsavers County Championship Division One at Worcester, May 11-13 2018
177 & 275
(60.1 ov, target 215)
238 & 182
Essex won by 32 runs
1:59
1y
• Jon Culley at New Road

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Scorecard summary
Essex177(65.1 overs)1st Innings
Worcestershire238(72.4 overs)1st Innings
Joe Clarke105 (168)
Ravi Bopara3/30(6.4)
Simon Harmer2/29(13)
Essex275(82.5 overs)2nd Innings
Josh Tongue5/53(23.5)
Joe Leach3/72(20)
Worcestershire182(60.1 overs)2nd Innings
Travis Head62 (118)
Ed Barnard29 (55)
Simon Harmer5/43(21.1)
Peter Siddle5/37(18)
60.1
w
Harmer to Head, OUT
TM Head c ten Doeschate b Harmer 62 (182m 118b 4x4 0x6) SR: 52.54
end of over 602 runs • 1 wicket
Worcs: 182/9CRR: 3.03 
Steve Magoffin1 (3)
Travis Head62 (117)
Peter Siddle18-1-37-5
Simon Harmer21-3-43-4
59.6
Siddle to Magoffin, no run
59.5
Siddle to Magoffin, no run
59.4
1
Siddle to Head, 1 run
59.3
1
Siddle to Magoffin, 1 run
59.2
w
Siddle to Tongue, OUT
JC Tongue c Harmer b Siddle 3 (20m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.00
59.1
Siddle to Tongue, no run
end of over 591 runs
Worcs: 180/8CRR: 3.05 
Josh Tongue3 (18)
Travis Head61 (116)
Simon Harmer21-3-43-4
Peter Siddle17-1-35-4
58.6
1
Harmer to Tongue, 1 run
58.5
Harmer to Tongue, no run
58.4
Harmer to Tongue, no run
58.3
Harmer to Tongue, no run
58.2
Harmer to Tongue, no run
58.1
Harmer to Tongue, no run
end of over 582 runs
Worcs: 179/8CRR: 3.08 
Josh Tongue2 (12)
Travis Head61 (116)
Peter Siddle17-1-35-4
Simon Harmer20-3-42-4
57.6
1
Siddle to Tongue, 1 run
57.5
Siddle to Tongue, no run
57.4
Siddle to Tongue, no run
57.3
Siddle to Tongue, no run
57.2
1
Siddle to Head, 1 run
Match details
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
TossEssex , elected to bat first
SeriesSpecsavers County Championship Division One 2018
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days11,12,13 May 2018 (4-day match)
Umpires
Neil Mallender
Nick Cook
PointsEssex 19, Worcestershire 4